Formland 2020
Interiors

18 Great Nordic-Inspired Brands Exhibiting at Formland Spring Fair 2020

I wrote recently about why I love Scandinavia’s most inspiring design fair, FORMLAND (here), but what about the 18 brands that I look forward to seeing the most…. Do you want to know where I make a beeline to the moment the fairgrounds open? if so, here is my very special “hit list” for the […]

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The moment we arrived in Romania, photographed outside of the plane by Igor in front. Agata, me, Niki, Desiree, Mette and Igor.
Interiors

My Inspiring Visit to TISCA Rugs in Transylvania: Part 1

Have you visited Transylvania? If you recall from an earlier post, I was invited this summer to Romania (particularly Transylvania) and I couldn’t say yes fast enough for two reasons. 1/ I WAS JUST SO INTRIGUED by this place. In my imagination, it seemed like a make-believe destination – the land of Dracula, dark and […]

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Nine Reasons Why Autumn Is The Best Season For Your Home (And One Reason It’s The Worst)
Interiors

Nine Reasons Why Autumn Is The Best Season For Your Home (And One Reason It’s The Worst)

Autumn At Home It isn’t news to This 1870 House that autumn is my favourite season. With none of spring’s showiness or summer’s high expectations, autumn’s beauty is nonchalantly spectacular. After months of greenery, leaves curl ochre and crimson and hazel for what seems like just a moment before dropping, as if the season itself […]

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HELLO HOLLY Podcast: Holly talks to Niki from My Scandinavian Home.
Interiors

NEW! HELLO HOLLY Podcast: Interiors, Trends + Friends!

Have you heard the news? I have a new interiors podcast called HELLO HOLLY! It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, AudioNow and in many other places where podcasts are found. I’m so excited because I have for my first guest, Scandinavian design and lifestyle expert, Niki Brantmark from My Scandinavian Home. For episode 1 we talk […]

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Making Terrazzo Coasters
Interiors

Making Terrazzo Coasters

“You’re doing what with chorizo?” “No, no. Nothing about chorizo. Terrazzo.” I’m trying to tell a friend about my latest workshop booking, but we’re on a hen do and have had somewhere between 3 and 7 glasses of Prosecco, so it’s tough. Understandably, though, she wasnt expecting “I’m casting terrazzo” as the answer to “what […]

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MYCS sofa table
Interiors

MYCS Furniture Makes My Home More Beautiful

Hello friends and happy Friday! I was talking to my friend Agata this morning because she’s looking for a marble surface in her home and she loves my coffee table. And of course she asked me where I got it and I happily told her MYCS, a company in Germany that I just love and […]

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10 Design Lessons I’m Bringing Home From Croatia (And The One I’m Leaving There)
Interiors

10 Design Lessons I’m Bringing Home From Croatia (And The One I’m Leaving There)

Last week we touched down in Manchester Airport after the most amazing ten days in Dubrovnik. We wandered the warren of Old Town streets, kayaked across crystal-clear waters, floated in saltwater lakes, island hopped and snoozed. Many times, we snoozed. And, it goes without saying, I picked up design inspiration all over the place – […]

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Interiors

TOP INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020

Fresh off a slew of forward-thinking interior design fairs and salons, we were delightfully surprised to see vintage aesthetics making updated comebacks along with new interior design trends taking shape. To discover our favorite takes on notable interior design trends 2020, read on to find out what Décor Aid interior designers had to say on […]

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Let
Interiors

Get Inspired! Scandinavian Design Under One Roof: See You at Formland in August!

It’s time again for me to go to FORMLAND in Denmark this August to meet up with my good friend Stefan Nilsson (trendstefan) to see the sights and listen in on what the Scandinavians have to say about design up north. I really enjoy this fair and can’t wait until opening day on August 15th. […]

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Architecture

6 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Architecture

Every medium has its architect. When we talk about brick and mortar it’s an architect, when the medium is film, it’s a director and for printed media it’s the editor in chief. For interactive media, I believe the architect is the interaction designer. With that belief, I try to get inspired by architecture in my […]

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